Where is Solomon Islands Located?
The given Solomon Islands location map shows that Solomon Islands is located in the South Pacific Ocean and to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu.
Solomon Island is archipelago of about thousands of islands. Its capital city is Honiara and it is located on the Guadalcanal Island – the largest island of Solomon Islands group. The nearest neighbors are Tuvalu lies in the east, Vanuatu in the south, Australia in the south-west, and Papua New Guinea in the west.
The government type of Solomon Islands is a constitutional monarchy featured with a parliamentary system of government. Queen Elizabeth II is the Monarch of the country as well as the head of state. Furthermore, she is represented by the Governor-General who is appointed by the Parliament for a five-year term. The Solomon Islands is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The economy of the country largely depends upon agriculture and fishing. However, some of the natural resources available on the islands are lead, zinc, nickel, and gold.
List of Provinces and Capitals of Solomon Islands
|Rank||Province/Territory||Capital||Area (km2)||Population census 1999|
|2||Choiseul Province||Taro Island||3,837||20,008|
|7||Rennell and Bellona Province||Tigoa||671||2,377|
Solomon Islands Geography & Facts
|Location||South Pacific Ocean|
|Lat Long||Latitudes 5° and 13°S, and Longitudes 155° and 169°E|
|Islands||6 major islands and over 900 smaller islands|
|Capitaland largest city||Honiara|
|Ethnic groups||95.3% Melanesian, 3.1% Polynesian, 1.2% Micronesian, 0.4% Others|
|Religion (2016)||97.4% Christianity, 1.2% Folk religions, 1.4% Others|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Independence (From UK)||7 July 1978|
|Area||28,400 km2 (11,000 sq mi) (139th)|
|• Water (%)||3.20%|
|Population (2018 estimate)||652,857 (167th)|
|• Density||18.1/km2 (46.9/sq mi) (200th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2019 estimate|
|GDP (PPP) (2019)||$1.479 billion|
|Currency||Solomon Islands dollar (SBD)|
|ISO 3166 code||SB|
|Airport||Honiara International Airport (IATA: HIR, ICAO: AGGH)|